meet me in the basement.

21 Jul

weekend, where are you?

i’m needing a little pep to get me through this sluggishly hot thursday.

my friends, Broken Social Scene’s track Meet Me in the Basement, from the their latest album Forgiveness Rock Record, is JUST the fix. this upbeat instrumental jam gets me excited for just about anything.

check out the song via grooveshark.

i’m also drawn to the music video, which was created by an anonymous fan in response to the G20 summit riots in toronto. featuring news footage (mostly of violence) the BSS uses the mash-up video to send a message on the current state of our world.  somber at it’s best.

i’m intrigued by the juxtaposition of an uplifting song, which creates an adrenaline rush–one we typically attribute to positivity–against the visual negativity of violence and unrest.

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